Cherufe
Cherufe For Future Upcoming Show
(acrylic on panel 10 X 8)

The Cherufe is from South American folklore. It is a giant creature that lives within the magma of volcanoes in Chile. Natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are blamed on the anger of the Cherufe. To please the Cherufe human virgin sacrifices were made by tossing the poor soul into the mouth of the volcano. In this illustration I tried to create the look of heat and magma using reds, oranges, and yellows.